Written by top-notch Sociologist and best-selling INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY author, Rodney Stark, this workbook is one of the first published to utilize the Microcase powerful software. This software and workbook package takes a step- by-step approach to show students how to do real sociological research using the same data and techniques used by professional researchers.
The exercises in this workbook explore ways of using data in the study of sociology. The first part of each exercise discusses a topic such as suicide, gender roles, social stratification, job satisfaction, and religion. The worksheets in the second part guide the student in doing his or her own research using MicroCase ExplorIt. The pages are perforated for easy removal. The included disk contains a student version of the software and data files. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rodney Stark is a renowned scholar and researcher, and is recognized as one of the foremost sociologists working in the field of sociology of religion. Professor Stark has published more than 140 articles and 27 scholarly books that have won numerous awards and acknowledgements, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He is also known as a pioneer in the technology field. He co-founded the MicroCase Corporation, which is now a part of Thomson Wadsworth. With his background in journalism, it isn't surprising that in addition to receiving praise for his unique approach to sociology, he's received praise for having one of the better-written texts on the market.
Part One: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PROCESS. 1. Suicide and Social Facts. 2. Sex and Sampling. 3. Comparisons and Correlation.
Part Two: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. 4. Socialization: Gender Roles. 5. Deviance.
Part Three: STRATIFICATION AND CONFLICT. 6. Stratification. 7. Intergroup Relations.
Part Four: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 8. Marital Satisfaction. 9. Religion. 10. Job Satisfaction.
Part Five: CHANGE. 11. A Century of Trends. 12. Diffusion and Cultural Complexity. 13. Fertility.
Part Six: MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 14. Regression. 15. Spuriousness.